Friday, October 30, 2009


Koi are the most treasured of all fish in Japan. The Japanese people have a great deal of respect for these beautiful animals, often including them in mythology. Though they can be found wild, Koi are often bred and kept as pets. It is not unusual to find that the centerpiece in the yard of a Japanese home is the Koi pond.

Koi fish tattoos can often be as beautiful as the real thing. More importantly, however, is the stories and meanings behind them. The Koi holds deep meaning in Japan, and that meaning can be expressed through a well done Koi fish tattoo design. The various meanings behind a Koi tattoo are:

· Advancements, improvements, and ambitions.
· Courage to surpass all the challenges of life.
· Determination and endurance in critical situations.
· Good luck.